Statistics: Pet Survey

In this worksheet, students read information about a survey on pets from a bar chart.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Statistics

Curriculum subtopic:   Solve Statistic Problems

Difficulty level:

QUESTION 1 of 10

A survey is carried out at school, in which children are asked to say which pets they own.

The results are shown in this bar chart.

We can see from this that 15 children have dogs.

How many children had a parrot?

How many children had a hamster?

How many children had a horse?

How many more children have dogs than cats?

Which animal is the least popular?

Dog

Cat

Parrot

Horse

Which animal is the most popular?

Dog

Cat

Parrot

Horse

How many less children have hamsters than fish?

How many cats and dogs are owned by this group of children?

• Question 1

10
EDDIE SAYS
The top of the cat column is in line with the number 10, which means that 10 children have cats.
• Question 2

How many children had a parrot?

2
EDDIE SAYS
The top of the parrot column goes up to the number 2, meaning that 2 children have a pet parrot.
• Question 3

How many children had a hamster?

5
EDDIE SAYS
The top of the hamster column goes in between the 4 and 6, meaning that 5 children have a pet hamster.
• Question 4

12
EDDIE SAYS
The top of the fish column goes to 12, meaning 12 children have a pet fish.
• Question 5

How many children had a horse?

4
EDDIE SAYS
The top of the horse column goes to the 4, meaning 4 children have a pet horse.
• Question 6

How many more children have dogs than cats?

5
EDDIE SAYS
15 children have dogs and 10 have cats. This means that 5 more children have dogs than cats.
• Question 7

Which animal is the least popular?

Parrot
EDDIE SAYS
Only 2 children have parrots, so it is the least popular pet.
• Question 8

Which animal is the most popular?

Dog
EDDIE SAYS
15 children have dogs, so that means it is the most popular.
• Question 9

How many less children have hamsters than fish?

7
EDDIE SAYS
12 children have fish and 5 have hamsters, so 7 more children have fish than hamsters.
• Question 10

How many cats and dogs are owned by this group of children?

25
EDDIE SAYS
15 children have dogs and 10 have cats. 15 + 10 = 25, so 25 children have either a dog or a cat.
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